Colorado In State Tuition Ranking

The Cheapest Colleges in Colorado by In State Tuition for 2021

Cheapest Colleges in Colorado by In State Tuition

If you're looking for an affordable university and you are a resident of Colorado these are the least expensive in state colleges to consider.

Affordable doesn't simply mean finding a school with a low published in state tuition. It's important to research the typical financial aid package offered by a school, the average net price actually paid and most importantly the quality of education you receive for your tuition dollar. Sometimes a school which appears cheap based on list price can be a poor relative value if it can't award competitive financial aid or doesn't offer a quality education. The list below is a ranking on published in state tuition with no consideration of actual average price paid or academic quality of the school. Please see the CollegeCalc best value colleges in Colorado list for a ranking which considers school quality and average net price.

The most affordable four year colleges in Colorado are listed by one year's in state tuition list price for the 2018/2019 school year.

What is the cheapest college in Colorado? Leading the colleges list is Colorado Mountain College in Glenwood Springs with an in state tuition of $4,320.

Academic Rating is a CollegeCalc rating of a college's overall academics and effectiveness. The score ranges from zero to one hundred, with fifty being the median for all eligible colleges. Dollar value is a measure of a school's academic rating compared with the average price paid by students. Colleges which are ranked "n/a" didn't report sufficient data to formulate a score. Learn more about our rating methodology.

All price data are reprinted from the U.S. Department of Education's 2019/2020 IPEDS Survey and reflect reported costs for the 2019/2020 academic year.

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Colorado's Cheapest Colleges by In State Tuition
College In State Tuition Rating Value
#1 Colorado Mountain College

Glenwood Springs, Public Not For Profit

$4,320 NA NA
#2 Adams State College

Alamosa, Public Not For Profit

$5,736 33 23
#3 Colorado State University Pueblo

Pueblo, Public Not For Profit

$6,349 35 20
#4 Metropolitan State College of Denver

Denver, Public Not For Profit

$6,432 30 6
#5 Western State Colorado University

Gunnison, Public Not For Profit

$6,624 44 23
#6 Fort Lewis College

Durango, Public Not For Profit

$7,056 36 35
#7 University of Colorado Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs, Public Not For Profit

$7,080 43 18
#8 University of Northern Colorado

Greeley, Public Not For Profit

$7,596 46 37
#9 Colorado Mesa University

Grand Junction, Public Not For Profit

$7,787 31 6
#10 University of Colorado Denver

Denver, Public Not For Profit

$7,920 62 46
#11 Nazarene Bible College

Colorado Springs, Private Not For Profit

$8,880 NA NA
#12 University of Phoenix Southern Colorado Campus

Colorado Springs, Private For Profit

$9,342 NA NA
#13 Colorado State University Fort Collins

Fort Collins, Public Not For Profit

$9,426 64 59
#14 University of Phoenix Colorado Campus

Lone Tree, Private For Profit

$9,480 NA NA
#15 American Sentinel University

Aurora, Private For Profit

$9,840 NA NA
#16 University of Colorado Boulder

Boulder, Public Not For Profit

$10,728 70 54
#17 Colorado Technical University Online

Colorado Springs, Private For Profit

$11,281 NA NA
#18 Colorado Technical University Greenwood Village

Aurora, Private For Profit

$11,293 NA NA
#19 Colorado Technical University Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs, Private For Profit

$11,896 NA NA
#20 National American University Denver

Denver, Private For Profit

$12,600 NA NA
#21 Jones International University

Centennial, Private For Profit

$12,720 NA NA
#22 College America Denver

Denver, Private For Profit

$14,585 NA NA
#23 College America Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs, Private For Profit

$14,585 NA NA
#24 College America Fort Collins

Fort Collins, Private For Profit

$14,585 NA NA
#25 Remington College Colorado Springs Campus

Colorado Springs, Private Not For Profit

$14,695 NA NA
#26 National American University Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs, Private For Profit

$15,000 NA NA
#27 National American University Centennial

Centennial, Private For Profit

$15,000 NA NA
#28 National American University Colorado Springs South

Colorado Springs, Private For Profit

$15,000 NA NA
#29 DeVry University Colorado

Westminster, Private For Profit

$15,835 NA NA
#30 Denver School of Nursing

Denver, Private For Profit

$16,557 NA NA
#31 Colorado School of Mines

Golden, Public Not For Profit

$16,650 77 68
#32 Platt College Aurora

Aurora, Private For Profit

$17,066 NA NA
#33 Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design

Denver, Private For Profit

$17,670 NA NA
#34 Naropa University

Boulder, Private Not For Profit

$32,900 NA NA
#35 Colorado Christian University

Lakewood, Private Not For Profit

$32,934 NA NA
#36 Johnson & Wales University Denver

Denver, Private Not For Profit

$33,054 NA NA
#37 Regis University

Denver, Private Not For Profit

$37,830 62 58
#38 University of Denver

Denver, Private Not For Profit

$51,336 81 78
#39 Colorado College

Colorado Springs, Private Not For Profit

$57,612 NA NA